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Editing a question title with the term "problem" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Using the word “problem” in titles Let users with sufficient reputation use “problem” in titles I found this question: How do I resolve the "...
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The Many Memes of Meta

Catchphrases and concepts that spread from person to person are known as [memes], which, courtesy the Internet, can now explode across the Earth like a highly contagious virus (hence "going viral&...
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Should 'Hi', 'thanks', taglines, and salutations be removed from posts?

I edit a lot of posts every day. I often run across posts with 'Hi' and 'Thanks' on the top and the bottom of the post respectively. I also run across things like: --User Should these items be ...
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Why can't we use the word "problem" in titles?

Recently this Mathematica question was posted, Mathematica can't DSolve two-body pro-ble​m? The reason for the odd split in the word pro-blem is there is a filter preventing its use in titles. For the ...
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The title word filter is one of the worst ideas ever implemented on SO

There are numerous (1, 2, 3) questions concerning this problem. I realize this is a borderline duplicate, but I'll re-iterate the futility of this particular filter and why it should be outright ...
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The Efficacy Of Stack Overflow's Question Title Filter

I'm getting pretty sick of this meme that the title check being run on Stack Overflow (and Super User and Server Fault) is somehow ineffective, obviously broken, etc. etc. So, I'm going to drop the ...
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Eeek, the super-mega-expando search box is annoying, part 2

The super-mega-expando search box is still annoying: The expansion obeys crazy complicated rules. The box expands when you type in it (but not always: apparently inserting text always expands, ...
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Stop rewriting trailing exclamation marks as question marks

This question was originally titled Parsing irregular prototypes? Need an advice? Because I'm hilariously funny, I commented: "No, I don't need any advice. Cheers, though" But as it turns out, ...
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Moderators should be immune to the word filters in titles

Example: The halting porblem Seriously??​
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Remove blacklist filter for `problem`

This is a feature request to remove the question title filter for problem. There are good reasons listed in this question, but mostly I'm sick of changing the word to issue. Why is problem ...
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Can the Ask Question page be changed to obtain better quality questions?

I would love to see more useful questions and don't think the new About page will help; so, I have worked out a more effective "Ask Question" page that solves lots of problems more effective:...
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Can the "quality" filter be tweaked or disabled for non-SO sites?

Some of you might not be aware, but there are a few sites that use the StackExchange engine to address non-programming questions. These sites are not called Stack Overflow, but they share this very ...
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Too Many Restrictions in Titles

See How to rewrite a form action on the "Help Page" of an ASP.NET web service, where the word is properly spelled "Help Page". There is an actual "Help Page" involving ASMX Web Services. ...
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It is hard to read (comments at) a downvoted answer

Summary It's difficult to read [the comments at] a heavily downvoted answer. Improve it! Heavily downvoted answers are styled such that they're less notable. This is a good method to separate bad ...
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"Problem" word filter can be circumvented in a search engine compatible way

This is not about the merits of the filter. But it exists, and its implementation is so limited it is ineffective, with good, easy workarounds. I consider this to be a bug. You might feel ...

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